Saturday, December 26, 2009

The moon through the new telescope

Shot taken with my iPhone.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Yea Chixos

Emily calls them Pixos come Chixos and that's what she asked Santa for.

Xmas Stocking

Santa left a note!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Xmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sledding Wipeout

Sledding Video

Here they are sledding down the neighbors driveway.


Look how big their snowman is!

Sledding Fun!

Our neighbors invited us over for some sledding down their driveway.
We all had a blast.


Friday, December 18, 2009



Having fun in the snow!

Snow Angel


Calling for 6-12" for us through tomorrow.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Video to follow

This place is amazing! Right down the street from us.

Seasons Greetings!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Everybody had a great time....

With the animal pelts!

And then they made their own masks

Emilys Bday Party

And she got to hold a snake named Husk!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Emily's Bday!

Our little one is five! Thanks to all the family for the great gifts!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Emily's Xylophone

She's having fun!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Son of a.....

Tilt your head to the side and view the pain that is braces for your kid.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My little Cowgirl

I got Emily a cowboy hat when I was in Texas.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Goodbye Mexico

It was an interesting trip for sure but glad to be home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


That is not misspelled, that it was McAllen, TX. I came down to Texas
to party in some great country bars, see some giant belt buckles and
see what Texas was all about.

Instead what I found was a nearly 90% population of Mexicans, more
Spanish spoken than english and lots of Taco stands! Maybe someday
I'll get to visit Texas.....


Went to a cool restaurant yesterday with lots of dead animals on the

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Home sweet home

Texas is starting to feel like home now. Just look forward to seeing
this sign everyday. Time to get back home.

Were lost!

We got tired of sitting in traffic and took a side road around. Now
were lost in the backstreets of Reynosa.

Ugh stuck in traffic

It takes at least an hour every night to get through traffic and clear
customs. I couldn't imagine doing this everyday.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

And this

We did see some sugarcane and some real Texas longhorn cattle.

Lots of nothing

Did I mention that Texas is flat. On our drive for 4 hours 90% of it
looked like this.

Leaving the ship

Here she is in all her glory, what a great museum they have here. We
spent a solid 4 hours aboard even tho it rained today.

Great pic from the bridge

This is looking off the front of the carrier to downtown Corpus Christi.

Rest of the planes

There was a F-4 Phantom and some other planes. There was a plane from
the USS Oriskany which was named after a town in NY where Indians and
Loyalists fought the British during the Revolutionary war. There was
also a E3D bomber that could launch from a carrier. The soldiers
called it all three dead since there was no ejection seats so the 3
men that flew it always went down with the plane.

The Flight Deck

The flight deck had numerous planes on it but these were my favorites
even though they could not launch from a carrier of this size. That's
a Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet on the left and a F-14 Tomcat on the

The Bridge

The tour guide told us that the Kamikaze flew into the bridge. The
unfortunate part was that 7 pilots were hanging out in the bridge
instead of staying in their planes and lost their lives along with 43
other men.